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CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
into industrial policy, but certainly to provide an environment which business can operate profitably with certainty, with predictability and with the flexibility it needs and then try to attract the industries of the future. that is, you know, it may sound like a pat set of prescriptions, but it's the best idea we have. i don't know, as i said, if we have the national will to implement it. and even if we did, it's a long, long, slow process. but i don't see the alternative. i don't think closing our borders is an alternative, i don't think mandating wages that are uncompetitive is a solution. i don't have a better idea. >> heidi, a better idea or do you want to endorse steve's -- >> where you started which was with the foreign direct investment and what we should be looking to do is try to attract further foreign direct investment. foreign-owned companies already provide about five million jobs in the u.s., and they tend to, your story aside, tend to be fairly high-paying jobs, relatively high-paying jobs. today tend to be more weighted towards the manufacturing sector, and so to the
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 2:00am EST
to address what needs to be done in that environment. none of that is done without our dependence and involvement in the cyber war. technology drives everything we do. the internet has made is more connected than at any other time. the vast majority of our infrastructure reside in private sector. let me repeat that. the vast majority of our infrastructure reside in the private sector. the national security risks and the economic risks are still with the private sector. the government does not do it alone. they do it in concert with our partners and our partners are the private sector. for those of you were talking to earlier, with the work for the government or the private sector, you can contribute no matter where you are in whatever your professional desire is. this private-sector holds a lot of data and these are pretty profound -- their protection of the priorities is he has a list of priorities. this is the top five. the cyber threat is among the most serious challenges we face as a nation, and america's prosperity will depend on cyber security. the united states does have a
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 8:00pm EST
, and they wanted to do business with you, partner with you, create an environment that makes it possible to invest. we know we need this. the plan, itself, is governed by a certain set of economic lodgic and rationality. here are two different interesting realities. the economic imperatives seem to be understood by the imperative, and they have a public to respond to. it's not just the egypt of mubarak where you discount the public. it seems to affect their thinking. that has implications for what the administration will do. it means that if we stand by certain principles, which, in my mind, reflect practicalities, that we have an ability to affect their behavior. what's it mean in terms of principles? well, first and foremost, republic minority rights. that's at principle for us and practicality for them. if you see large numbers of the coptic christians leaving egypt, that's not exactly a source of encouragement for people on the outside to invest. if they exclude half the population, 56% of egyptian women who are illiterate, you look at the draft constitution, and there's language in there abou
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 10:15am EST
-intentioned authoritarian leaders because they raileesed to survive in that environment you have to succumb to that environment. you have to assimilate into that environment. so, the system in syria is very inert in that sense and was much more difficult to overcome, obviously, and perhaps he didn't have the -- where with annual and ability to take on the real forces in syria who are status quo forces and against any change that might undermine the foundation of their rule and situation. >> the situp in syria by the colonial powers was france was working with a shiite sect, which is a minority, who were to look after the sunnies, who are the majority. 10% or shias of another sect. assad belongs to this sect ands the military is from this sect and the elite are from this sect. correct? >> partial limit he would not be able to rule if it was only them in the inner circle. >> they basically in control. >> they're dominant in the military apparatus but they have also done a very good job, started under his father. of coe opting many sunnies, christians in particular and others, into the apparat
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
heidi, the environment clearly a global challenge, clearly a part of the foreign policy. how does it fit into the economic statecraft? >> it fits into a lot of different things the state department is working on. what we as a relatively new office of seven months and only a few people have been working on are much more than the sort of geographic priorities that the secretary has highlighted, so i probably wouldn't be the best person to speak to this department with a whole host of environmental issues. a lot more time on the year autozone and the relationship and then there's a little bit of a list from the economic analysis perspective that we tend to spend most of our time on. >> all of the subjects but maybe everybody else would like a chance to do that, too. questions? i think there is a microphone here. is there another mic? going once -- if people don't have questions i will ask them. okay. >> the council of the land that. one of the things that we observed both in the atlanta environment and looking at the global companies that has to do with our competitive edge advantage in col
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
air strikes. and it has been a problem since this administration helped create the environment in north africa. and in the middle east, with those who want to see israel destroyed could take power. more violence has occurred. not less. more people's lives are in danger, not less. there's less freedom of worship, not more. the things that we believe in, freedom of worship of all people, or no worship if people choose not to worship, those kind of things should be kept. and yet, we are seeing this administration took over afghanistan, more americans die and about half the time under commander-in-chief obama has died in seven years than president bush. american military. over 70% of those killed in afghanistan have been under commander obama and about half the time. we have seen violence escalating against americans in afghanistan. we have seen the last christian church, public christian church pull out of afghanistan. this administration should be encouraging freedom of worship, encouraging the liberation of women, of children. and yet, for all its help, it has created environmen
PBS
Nov 10, 2012 11:30am PST
was an unprecedented environment. i like to call it the parable of the boiling frog. you throw the frog in the boiling pot of water, they hop out. but if you keep the frog in the boiling pot of water, it boils to death. women jumped out of the pot of boil water was the level of attack was so significant, so long, so unmitigated, they said enough is enough. >> women are not monolithic, because if you see in certain states where mitt romney lost, you have rep women who did win. so i think because of the negative primaries and because of akin and mourdock stating illegitimate rape, women wanted obama in but had to split the vote to keep republicans in the house. >> look at mccaskill's race. >> she won because she went against the first one who said women can't get pregnant if they're raped legitimately. >> i want to get to the part which evangicals are a big chunk of the republican block. what happened to them and particularly evangelical women this time? >> again, i think there was always the question of religion and no one wanted to state the obvious which is governor romney's religion being mormon and
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 8:00pm EST
were changing to get out of the environment and see how the war was being reported and get back in and get the story. i was traveling around with different officers. most of my time was spent traveling with general petraeus. to security areas and sitting in meetings with him in kabul. if there was not a lot of concern. that is the story reported over the year. we then fit in the biographical digressions. and what i tried to show and i pulled my dissertation were the variables that were influencing david petraeus' thinking. his social networks and his mentors. there are four mentors. holly has been a wonderful source of information. the second is keith running deal. he was -- nightingale. he helped to start the joint special operations trinity concentrate he had been involved in the hostage rescue. their letters show how he was thinking about special operations and that community which not all of people know he has that background and interest in. albeit a sort of academic interest. the third key mentor and most influential is general jack galvin. he was assigned with gen. galvin
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 12:00pm EST
is the contributing environment that is lending itself. a lot of the police officers have to be at a certain rank and have to be kept on the contract as a source of the sort of securing full time to permanent status with protection. this is one of the conditions that actually makes it much easier on superiors and senior members of the security establishment to basically pressure them into taking questionable activities. if you don't pull the trigger then i will endure contract by the end of this year because you are in a contract you are basically not protected. i would -- you know, i would question the assumption that the securities sector reform is necessarily aimed at, you know, disempowering are dismantling the securities sector, and i would actually say that there are a lot of measures, a lot of proposals in the case of egypt that would strengthen the status of the living conditions and the working conditions of the egyptian police. >> we think that this idea of the reform versus strengthening. when we talk about strengthening, are we talking about more weapons, more capabilities that they c
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
in the environment or from whatever source, you're going to be, in my experience, not paying a lot of attention to things that are very far away, but how do i"n exist, how do i deal with the problem, how do my children and my family deal with these issues, and as we are welt aware, there's a lot of problems in the world. the good news is there's been a tremendous amount of progress, scientific knowledge, and many in the room have been major contributors to that, and we've made great strides. it seems to me one of the things that ought to motivate us today is to figure out how to leverage advances in science and medicine to actually benefit every person in this world that has a need that can be satisfied, solved, resolved by the advancements, and that's a task that we have in front of us, and why i'm interested in being here, why we're participating in this, and there's still a lot of work to be done. now that you're allÑi here, noby leaves the room without signing a pledge without donating your time, effort to the clause; right? you wouldn't be here otherwise. let's talk a little bit or think
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 1:00am EST
analysis in both hard copy, open source, classified, and the cyber environment, to inform these said policy-makers and defenders of the cyber threat. there are four big players -- dhs, responsible for the u.s. infrastructure in terms of how we are protecting our homeland. the fbi does have the law enforcement peace. those here this morning and know exactly why they have that. nsa, also known as cyber command, has the cyber command to drive the entire structure and the policies by which we are going to deploy various networks around the world. cia doesn't do that work but we can't do our work without collaborating am working with each of them. despite the fact that sometimes the matter what the news says, you do not do this alone. we do it with all our partners in the public and private sector. cia does partner with our agencies. we do, i heard a lot about for each of you, you talked about co-ops, internships, opportunities. the partner with these agencies to leverage our own employees and prospective employees to get the best match for the person. we are investing in the future and the futu
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2012 8:00pm EST
is that on your priority list? >> for me having been the chairman of the environment committee twice, i have spent my -- a lot of my career greeting voters in nevada and doing things that i think are environmentally important. climate change is an extremely important issue for me and i hope we can address it reasonably as we have seen with the storms that are overwhelming our country in the world. we need to do something about it. thank you. >> good afternoon. let me start by offering my congratulations to president obama and the first lady and the vice-president. like many americans i was hoping that this election would turn out differently. there rummy and paul ryan are good man and the leaders. i want to wish them and their families well. the american people have spoken. they have reelected president obama and they have reelected the putt -- a republican majority. there is a mandate in yesterday's results and a mandate to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges will face as a nation. a message today is not one of confrontation but one of conviction. in the weeks and month
CNN
Nov 9, 2012 1:00pm PST
. and he was in a different environment at the cia. constantly being questioned. things being thrown at him. when you're a general, not so much. so she thinks there may have been a real adjustment for him. and i asked her whether she thought the white house would be sorry to see him go given the fact as jessica pointed out there has been friction between the general and the white house. she said they should be sorry. >> jessica, it's so tragic when you think about general petraeus had a sterling reputation out there for what he did during his service in iraq and then later in afghanistan, ph.d. from princeton university, scholar and general, probably the last person you would have thought something like this could happen. are they giving any additional information? was this information about this extramarital affair about to be released from some news organization or some tabloid which is perhaps why he did this now? >> i haven't heard anything additional, wolf. it's sort of the style of the administration to be discreet when it comes to these kinds of personal issues. i wouldn't expect any
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 10:30am EST
and values that increasingly in a polarized environment makes it difficult for thome vote for scott brown and others. the problem with the republicans they're based, ideologically driven voters, tea party folks but part of the republican base is open for democrats then democratic base is voting for republicans, i believe. i'm sure we can chew this over. let me give you an example. let me give you an example. heidi hide camp -- hidecamp, terrific candidate in north dakota. mitt romney won north dakota by 20, 21 points. heidi was able to overcome that. it's true that she -- the president won north dakota slightly less then mid-romney won north dakota slightly less then the president won massachusetts. but i think the republican coalition includes kind of a soft, swing voters who is inclined to vote republican but more willing to vote for democrats. jim mathisson surviving in utah is amazing. amazing. john barrio in georgia, yes, the republicans candidate against him was horrendous. when the last time you heard a challenger refused to debate the incumbent? [laughter] >> you have to know your
CNN
Nov 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
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CNN
Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
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CNN
Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
that this must also be resolved in a humane atmosphere in a participatory environment. and we do not like anyone losing their lives or being killed for any reason anywhere in the world. >> there are protesters all over the middle east now threatening the staff of american embassies, threatening to kill them, to behead them. will do you think they should stop? >> you see, i cannot determine what people or nations should do. but i do think that extremism gives birth to following in subsequent extremism. perhaps if the politicians take a better position in the west, vis-a-vis offensive words or thoughts or pictures toward what we hold holy, i think conditions will will improve. but most nations do not pursue tensions and conflict. >> what was your view, your opinion, of the arab spring last year? and what is your opinion of what is happening now in the countries where there were uprisings and we saw the end of gadhafi and mubarak and so on? >> i do believe that all of the world needs reform. the reform must take place everywhere. everywhere. even in the very same place that you and i are sitting. b
CNN
Nov 10, 2012 9:00pm PST
in a coordinating environment and we do not like anyone losing their lives or being killed for any reason all over the world. >> there are protesters threatening to behead and kill americans at the embassies, do you feel they should stop? >> you see, i cannot determine what people should or nations should do. but i do think that extremists give following and subsequent ext ext extremism, perhaps if they take better attitudes toward what we hold holy, i think the condition will improve. most nations do not pursue tensions and conflict. >> what was your view or opinion of the arab spring and what is happening now in the countries where there were uprisings and we saw the end of gadhafi and mubarak and so on? >> i do believe that all of the world needs reform. the reform must take place everywhere. everywhere. even in the very same place that you and i are sitting. because still humans have not -- have not reached a degree of completeness. there have been a lot of strides made but hopes and aspirations have not been realized. in some places, reforms have taken place and some sparks, as you said, we h
CNN
Nov 11, 2012 1:00pm PST
, a more culturally modern message. and it means a message that takes into account the environment, which is an issue of rising consciousness for younger voters. >> so cultural more modern message being more inclusive of social issues because the gop was hitting the message home that this election is based on nomics. it's economic driven. a better approach would be to more conscientious of the social issues that people want to hear about, want their leaders to touch on? >> the gop, although it used -- it talked about debt deficit, it didn't really have an economic message. the economic message was to divide the country between people who were worthy americans, the 53%, and people who were unworthy americans, the 47%. and to say -- the message was, look, what is happening here is the worthy americans are being taxed to support the unworthy americans and we want to put a stop to that. the problem is, of course, this is not a true picture of american life. that, in fact, the biggest group of people who are supported by government are older people. that's where most of the money goes and olde
CNN
Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
operations are safe and clean for our communities and the environment. we're america's natural gas. >>> another keeping them honest rosht, why was president obama kept in the dark about cia director david petraeus' affair with paula broadwell until after the election. attorney general eric holder knew in late summer of at fair. that information according to the white house was never passed until months later. consider this, the director of the c.i.a. was having an extramarital affair, communicating with his mistress via an unsecure e-mail account and potentially putting national security at risk. obama was asked about the investigation today during the news conference. >> i am withholding judgment. with respect to how the entire process surrounding general petraeus came up. we don't have all of the information yet. but i want to say that i have a lot of confidence generally in the fbi and they have a difficult job. and so i'm going to wait and see. >> the white house says there are protocols, that's the word they used, that must be followed when notifying the white house about the
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 6:00am EST
create in that environment is kidding themselves. >> in the far back -- >> i want to follow up on what you were saying -- it seems the 14-point plan could form the basis for some kind of u.s. presentation of a possible step leading to a deal between you and ambassador jeffries, the middle east peace process, obviously, while important, does not seem to be the first priority when you look at what is going on in the middle east. i'm wondering if that is because there is fatigue or there is so much more pressing interest between iran, syria, and the growing islamic threat or is it because the parties are not ready for a deal. present obama pledged to make this a priority. -- president obama pledged to make this a priority. >> obviously, an effort was made and it did not materialize but then it got swamped by a lot of other things. one of the most frustrating things for palestinians is that no one is paying attention to them. look at the region itself. the gulf states are focused on iran, syria primarily, the merchants -- the emergence of the muslim brotherhood in egypt. they are focused d
CBS
Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
that the environment after this election is different. do you actually believe it is? >> i think the environment after this election is a little bit different. we had an election. the president won. mr. romney lost. the house is still republican. everybody knows where they stand. the last year and a half or so has been heavily political. we have a brief window in the american politics to get something right. there's a feeling on all sides it's not good for the futures of any of these political leaders to not have a deal. there's one other important piece to remember here. unlike some other occasion not necessarily the one you mentioned, congress has to do something or we go over this cliff. so the usual congress modus operandi of doing nothing doesn't work. they have to do something. the hope is doing something they will do something big, something bold and something constructive. >> the whole reason we're facing this cliff is congress tried to put something in place that would force action that would force decision stocks made. it's interesting you bring up the point there's a diffe
MSNBC
Nov 11, 2012 9:00am PST
and especially on the rich. the tax initiative passed in california. and this is clearly a different environment. the republicans like to say it's a status quo election. but there are huge shifts and even the house which remained republican, more democrats voted and the republicans maintained the house only because of restricting and jerry than dering. so i do think the white house has the upper hand. but president obama has to be willing to also go over the cliff if necessary and not allow -- he can't be the one who blinks first. >> rachel, listening to what eleanor is quoting bill crystal having said this morning on the talk shows, wouldn't it have been smarter for the republicans to get to that point a week ago if not sooner before the election? >> this is a real test for both john boehner and president obama. as any negotiation works, we see in the capitol, in this area, each side has to first mark their territory, go to their corners. and after each side has clearly established with their own position, then and only then can we start to see movement toward the middle. so the interesting thi
FOX
Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
environment where everyone is smiling and having fun. >> it helps out so much. it fills so many holes we have in ourselves. >> reporter: this was called a big success. six flags says it may do it again. >> a jetblue pilot who disrupt add flight with a psychotic haven't free to go home. the incident last march was caught on cell phone video. clayton osbon ran through the plane yelling about religion and terrorists. a forensic neuropsychologist determined that osbon had a brief psychotic disorder. today a judge decided not to send osbon to a mental facility but said he must inform his probation officer before boarding any plane. >> police are looking for the person who left a mutilated pig at the front door of a republican campaign office today. the pig was wrapped in a mitt romney t-shirt. a passer by thought it was a dead body. >> i thought it was a dead body because of the way he approached it. when he lifted the shirt he saw the head wrapped in barbed wire. >> police say they're investigating this incident as an illegal dumping of an animal carcass. >> new leadership for the church of engla
NBC
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
're going to go through. to arrive at the idea that people have a right to a work environment where they're not being bullied. >> reporter: if passed, this legislation would give businesses the power to fire offenders. raskin says he hopes someone the sponsor the bill. you can seek lost wages and benefits. for susan, passage would mean a bigger payoff. victims not afraid to use their voice. >> they'll be able to speak up faster. they won't think twice about going to human resources. and getting the problem looked at from day one. >> reporter: angie goff, news4. >>> let's take a look at the stories trending online today. >>> no. david, no. no. david, no, no. >> she makes some good points, david. >> recognize that? ann hathaway had her third go this weekend. in addition to taking on homeland, she also did with summer calling. a spot-on impression of katie holmes. she went in for this all-digital short. this was stupid funny. okay. it's a new dance called the sloppy swish. >> no, you should be -- >> james bond "sky falls" made a franchise record $88 million in the first weekend in the u.s.
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm EST
is sponsored by the national security committee. my name is john harrington environment private practice in new york city and in connecticut and i am the cochair of the national security committee. i would like to recognize our cosponsor an committee, the aerospace and defense industry committee and william black, my cochair for this presentation. it stretches back a full year when the national security committee proposed a program, which we tried to divine which program would have currency. we were fortunate to have leon panetta last week make a very widely broadcasted speech on the subject of cybersecurity and cyberwarfare. accordingly, the subject matter has been in news. he outlined his deep concerns about computer networks that support our military, infrastructure and business networks. mr. leon panetta elaborated on many things and that includes the high-profile attacks, including the alleged russian denial of service attack entering into georgia, the disruptions in estonia and the iranian nuclear centrifuges. there are dozens of thwarted attacks on other infrastructure occurring on an al
CNN
Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm PST
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CNN
Nov 12, 2012 9:00pm PST
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CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 1:15pm EST
months on the ground but in three weaknesses at a time. to sort of get out of the environment, what was being reported in the united states and go back in and get the story. as that alluded, i was introduced to troops on the ground and traveling around was different, most of my time is spent traveling around with general petraeus. sitting in meetings with him and to the extent that i could. so that is the story we reported over the year. we then had these biographical sections of every chapter. what i really tried to show where the variables that were influencing petraeus' thinking. the first is general melton, who is one of the four key mentors. holly has been a wonderful source of information. the second is a gentleman who was a member of the ranger regiment. and he's helped to start joint special operations community project. before that he had been wrong in turn involved in -- not a lot of people know he has that background or interest. the third key mentor is general jack galvin. he was assigned with jack galvin several times. he not only learn military history and leadership,
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 10:00am EST
, one that improves the environment, saves money in the long run. congress can begin on this now. in the aftermath of hurricane sandy, congress can't ignore the near bankrupt flood insurance program. while we fix the short-term problems, however, let's make it more effective, efficient and actuarially sound so that it will spare lives, property and the federal treasury. overhauling the flood insurance program would solve the most immediate challenges caused by extreme weather events likely due to global warming. we may even be able to discuss climate change in a more thoughtful and rational way. based on work i've done in the past with congressman ryan and jeff flake, i know agriculture reform is a ripe opportunity. taxpayers cannot afford to lavish unnecessary subsidies on large agri business while harming the environment and shortchanging small farmers and ranchers. surely, tea party republicans and members of the progressive caucus can come together to improve nutrition, wildlife habitat, hunting and fishing while strengthening family farms. and since big bird dodged a bullet
MSNBC
Nov 9, 2012 11:00am PST
not be a decision made exclusively by him? >> i think not. he grew up in an environment in the military where one of the first things you learn is that bad news doesn't get any better with age. the best thing you can do is tell the boss bad news as soon as it happens or as soon as possible after it happens, because it can't be fixed later the older it gets. the worse it gets the noisier it gets and the -- and eventually the inevitable is going to happen anyway. it's best to cut sooner rather than later if if you really love the country and really think what you're doing is important. even if you're pressured by the white house, the best thing to do is to get out early. >> and quickly because just one minute leicht. andrea said he's expected to testify before the cia. this investigation with benghazi do you see any parallels, anything that might also have factored in with na resignation? >> well of course there's a link. i think at some juncture if he told the truth he would say he didn't have as much to do when on the ground what went on on the ground as people think. a
MSNBC
Nov 9, 2012 12:00pm PST
environment. toure. >> thanks, kristen. right now we have andrea mitchell that broke the story about general petraeus resigning because of an extra-marital affair. andrea, tell us what's going on. >> sorry. there's a lot of noise that's going on in the newsroom. my apologies. a letter that he has sent to the work force says that he has made a terrible mistake and has had an extra-marital affair, that this compromises not just the judgment of his personal life but clearly the kind of service in the silent service, the cia, and it was an untenable situation and he has resigned and that the president has accepted that resignation, tour reechlt toure. >> andrea, what else do you know about what's going on right for you with general petraeus? >> we know that the letter has gone out to the work force to tell them that this was all about his personal indiscretion. the clear signal is that this was not about benghazi. he's not resigning as any kind of admission of flaws or faults in the intelligence gathering on benghazi. although there will be in the house and senate a continuing series of hearings
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Nov 12, 2012 8:00am PST
charged environment dealing with benghazi and the cia, we didn't -- they didn't want to bring something to the president that was half-baked. i think they showed great restraint in really not getting caught up in the politico hoopla that was months ago. they did it the right way by not politicizing this thing. >> petraeus was scheduled to testify this thursday in these congressional senate hearings that have been established to find out more information about benghazi. a lot of which he has been front and center of trying to pull together information on on the point person on this. senator lindsey graham made an important statement -- >> we have four dead americans in benghazi. we have a national secure failure along in the making. i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. so from my point of view, it's absolutely essential that he give testimony before the congress so we can figure out benghazi. >> his second is going to step in to give that testimony now. but could he be compelled to
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Nov 12, 2012 10:00am PST
're in a changing environment, as you just noeted, when you're losing the cuban vote in florida, that's a brand-new day in american politics for the gop. >> they should have been listening to you. michael steele and steve elmendorf, thank you very much. >>> and this veterans day marnt the fuirst time in a decade in which there are no soldiers fighting in iraq. >> this 9/11 generation that stepped forward after the towers fell and in the years sense have stepped into history. running one of the greatest chapters of military service our country has ever known. tour after tour, year after year, you and your families have done all that this country has asked. you've done that and more. >> joseph carnes goodwin is a member of that post-9/11 generation that served in iraq and afghanistan and joins me now from boston. joe, great to see you. tell me about what made you want to serve and you did two tours, i think? >> that's right. one in iraq and one in afghanistan. >> and one in afghanistan. you, obviously, we've known for you for a long time. your parents, doris kearns goodwin, and your father, of co
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